MY FAVOURITE TOOLS FOR DIRT BIKES
Use a selection of 8mm-12mm Allen head T-bars to remove bodywork panels and airbox lids. T-bars give both speed, precision and feel so they’re ideal for nipping up non-critical bolts.
One of these is vital for measuring the correct chain tension and for checking other measurements like fork protrusion. They are handy for road bikes too, so make sure there is space for one in your motorcycling toolbox.
A small flathead screwdriver is just the job for releasing the air bleed screw on top of your forks (see step six, left). Be sure to check the manual for the correct procedure before you pile in. Make sure it fits the slot properly, otherwise you may butcher the bleed screw.
Spoke torque wrench
Designed specifically for spokes, it works in very low torque values, in this case 3.5Nm, which is very difficult to achieve manually and why most people massively over tighten them.
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